1000 Guineas Tips, Betting Offers and Odds
The second Classic of the British flat racing season comes with the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Read on for our betting tips and a selection of the best odds and offers surrounding this great race.
Along with The Oaks at Epsom this one mile contest over the Rowley Mile at Newmarket is one of only two Classic races restricted to three year old fillies. First run in 1814 there is now a total of £500,000 up for grabs in this Group 1 affair and our betting tips and offers should help you to a tidy profit. Note we’ve also got 2000 Guineas offers and tips too.
1000 Guineas Tips and Betting Offers, Newmarket, 7th June 2020
In any other year we would have a little more to go on in terms of the form of the runners going into the second Classic of the season, the 1,000 Guineas. It is not to be this year, so we will simply have to make do with what we have.
At the time of writing, the Roger Charlton-trained Quadrilateral is the 5/2 favourite after a trio of victories last season, including the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in October. That was only by a head though and we aren’t completely convinced this one has what it takes to prevail in this race.
Our attention has instead been drawn to the second favourite, Love. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, she was third in the Fillies’ Mile, but within two lengths of the winner but we think that was on account of the slightly soft ground. She’s won three races on good or good to firm ground and we think this could be a key factor coming into this one. As such, she’s the filly for us on Sunday.
- 2019 – Hermosa – jockey Wayne Lordan, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2018 – Billesdon Brook – jockey Sean Levey, trainer Richard Hannon Jr
- 2017 – Winter – jockey Wayne Lordan, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2016 – Minding – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2015 – Legatissimo – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer David Wachman
- 2014 – Miss France – jockey Maxime Guyon, trainer Andre Fabre
- 2013 – Sky Lantern – jockey Richard Hughes, trainer Richard Hannon, Sr.
- 2012 – Homecoming Queen – Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2011 – Blue Bunting – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni
- 2010 – Special Duty – jockey Stéphane Pasquier , trainer Criquette Head-Maarek
- 2009 – Ghanaati – jockey Richard Hills, trainer Barry Hills
- 2008 – Natagora – jockey Christophe Lemaire, trainer Pascal Bary
- 2007 – Finsceal Beo – jockey Kevin Manning, trainer Jim Bolger
- 2006 – Speciosa – jockey Michael Fenton, trainer Pam Sly
1000 Guineas History
Hot on the heels of the 2000 Guineas which was first run in 1809, came this fillies only race over the same course and distance. The 1000 Guineas of the title stems from the initial prize fund for the race. For the curious amongst you, one guinea equates to approximately £1.05. The contest has certainly grown in terms of both prestige and value since its initial running over 200 years ago.
Some top class performers have landed this prize over the years. Sun Chariot, Pretty Polly, Diadem, Rockfel and Musidora all took this in the first half of the 20th Century and are held in such regard they all now have races named in their honour.
1985 heroine Pebbles is worthy of a special mention, not only was she the first filly to win the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown, she also became the first British trained runner to win a Breeders’ Cup contest when landing the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
More Breeders’ Cup history was made by Freddy Head’s 1987 1000 Guineas winner, Miesque. In taking the Breeders’ Cup Mile in 1987 and 1988, she became the first horse to win two consecutive Breeder’s Cup contests.
One of the most memorable winners of the 21st Century to date was the 2004 victor Attraction. Born with crooked legs, she had one of the most unusual running actions in memory. How she looked mattered not to connections however as she became the first horse to win both the English and Irish 1000 Guineas.
One of the signatures of the late Sir Henry Cecil’s training brilliance was the deft touch he displayed with fillies. A talent he utilised to good effect in this race, winning it six times in total. The best of these came in 1985 with the brilliant Oh So Sharp, who added successes in The Oaks and St Leger to claim the fillies’ Triple Crown.
Cecil’s achievements aren’t enough to see him top the list of trainers here though. That honour belongs to Robert Robson who won nine of ten renewals between the years of 1818 and 1827. The fact that no one at all turned up to take on his 1925 “winner” Tontine does however suggest that competition wasn’t quite as hot in those days.
We also have to trawl a fair way back through the history books to find the most successful rider here. George Fordham tops this list having come home in front seven times between the years of 1859 and 1883.